GPS Tracking Device Helps Homicide Detectives

December 11, 2007

News Conference

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
10:00 a.m.

Emergency Operations Center
City Hall East, P-4
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chief William J. Bratton, Los Angeles Police Department
Parole Agent Kevin Hourigan, Department of Corrections

The purpose of this conference is to announce the deployment of Global Positioning System ankle bracelets that were placed on high-risk sex offenders by The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

As of November 2007, CDCR and LAPD’s Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response Division added a GPS caseload of twenty gang members to the program.

On December 10, 2007, at 11:20 a.m., the GPS bracelet successfully aided RACR Division and Wilshire Homicide Division in tracking and apprehending two gang members and their associates involved in a homicide earlier that day.